We have been working to take our programming and services online. We will be utilizing the Zoom Meeting Service for classes and workshops, new social hours, and more opportunities to receive direct assistance – online!
Learn healthy cooking and eating from the comfort of your own kitchen in GenPride’s monthly Healthy Cooking Class. This free, online beginner’s series is presented in partnership with the Chicken Soup Brigade and is open to any King County resident 55 years or older and/or their caregivers.*
Each month for six months, beginning Tuesday June 8, Nutritionist & Educator Haley Higgins will demonstrate how to prepare easy, affordable, tasty, and healthy foods at home. You’ll also learn how to make healthy food choices to prevent and manage common health concerns. This six-class series is specially designed for those who want to gain a basic understanding of nutrition and health.
Participants will also have the option to reserve and pick up a free grocery bag containing ingredients for each month’s recipe from the GenPride office on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Come join us for this fun and informative class!
*NOTE: Due to funders’ requirements, if class registration exceeds capacity, priority will be given to seniors with a monthly income of $2,100 or less.
Join New York Times Bestselling writer and inspirational speaker Ingrid Ricks for a FREE one-hour workshop on “Rewriting the Stories We Tell Ourselves”. Based on her own experience of a sudden loss of eyesight, Ingrid will discuss how to change the fear-based stories we tell ourselves to ones of kick-ass empowerment and love. Learn how to flip any internal, negative story on its head and practice four mindset-changing techniques guaranteed to tap your infinite power and keep your positive stories flowing.
In this class you will learn how to:
Join GenPride at the Movies Friday, October 1 at 6 pm for a free online showing of the award-winning independent film Grandma starring Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, and Marcia Gay Harden and a cameo by Laverne Cox. In Grandma, lesbian poet and professor, Elle Reid, is grieving over the recent death of her long-term partner when her teenage granddaughter stops by unexpectedly to ask for money to pay for an abortion.
This subversive comedy is a warm, yet gritty feminist road trip movie of sorts, an examination of family dynamics, and an illustration of the value of intergenerational relationships. Throughout their journey, Elle teaches her granddaughter not only how to stand up for herself, but also not to let anyone mistreat her. Rolling Stone magazine called this film a “Tomlin tour de force.”
Register at https://genpri.de/movies
Join Instructor Kimberly Ivy, founder of Seattle’s Embrace the Moon Tai Chi and Qigong for a free, 12-week Qigong course.
Qigong is a contemplative movement system that is one of the main branches of Chinese Medicine. (The others are Nutrition, Massage, Herbs, and Acupuncture.) There are many variations of Qigong and you’ve likely seen several of them being practiced in the parks or online.
No matter the method variety, all Qigong is a health system that helps us to understand Yin/Yang philosophy, meditation, breath, and movement. All of these beautiful flows harmonize the body, mind, and spirit with nature and provide many health benefits. In just a short time of practice, you’ll find you feel better all-around!
This course will cover fundamental methods of breathing, movement, and concentration. We will teach walking and breathing methods, meditation techniques, and the more active Ba Duan Jin, or “Eight Jewels,” a 2000-year-old Qigong form still popular and relevant today. Between classes, you can practice with recordings you will receive of each of the class sessions. People of all ages and fitness levels are welcome and will benefit from this free course!
To attend this series, please register here: http://genpri.de/qigong
Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30am
from September 24 – December 17
Classes are free and open to all senior and older adult LGBTQIA+, their Significant Others, Friends, Family, Allies, or Caregivers.
Join us for this 40-minute movement-based class that integrates full-body strength, balance, and core-strengthening exercises.
Exercises will focus on strengthening the major muscle groups of the body in vertical and horizontal positions for strength and challenging our static and dynamic balance.
In this virtually-taught class, we will use our own body weight using a chair for balance for support and a mat to aid various core strengthening exercises.
Experience with yoga or stretching is not required. This class is designed to be approachable by all populations, regardless of fitness level. Moves in class are broken down in a slow and manageable manner.
The intention of the class is to move a little and have a lot of fun – even if you don’t perform each move perfectly.
Stay Fit at on your own schedule with Yoga and Exercise Videos. These pre-recorded videos are free to watch any time!
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